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How can I bet on Wednesday's $481M Mega Millions?

Next draw: $481M on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 UTC

Mega Millions is one of America’s biggest jackpot games and the size of the payouts are legendary. In 2012, the biggest ever top prize of $656m led to news reports all over the world and left lotto players dreaming of what they’d spend the winnings on. But can you bet on the outcome of this massive jackpot lottery from Canada?

At Lottomart Games, you do have the opportunity to win those humongous Mega Millions jackpots by betting on the outcome of the draw. The draws take place every Tuesday and Friday evening at 23:00 Eastern Time (ET). Local times will vary depending on which Canadian time zone you live in, so please check the draw pages for accurate details. There is a minimum $20m top prize available for every draw and 9 ways for you to win!

If you’re familiar with playing lotteries it won’t take you long to get your head around how to play Mega Millions at Lottomart Games. A line bet consists of you selecting 6 different numbers, chosen from two separate pools and the idea is to match as many of those as possible to those selected in the official draw. The ultimate goal is to successfully guess all 5 main draw numbers and the Mega Ball - if you do this, then you’ve just won a share (or potentially all) of the jackpot prize, but there’s 9 different ways to win on Mega Millions, so even if don’t get them all right, there’s still plenty of prizes to be claimed!

Can Canadians win the Mega Millions?

At Lottomart Games, Canadians can win by betting on the Mega Millions! There’s an amazing nine ways to win, with the prizes increasing in size depending on how many numbers you successfully get right. The lowest tier win is for anyone who correctly guesses the Mega Ball number, but the wins keep getting bigger the more balls you successfully predict, with the top prize for those who manage to get all 5 main draw numbers and the Mega Ball, all on one line bet.

How does betting on a lottery differ from buying a ticket?

If you're in Canada, then you don’t have the option to buy a physical lottery ticket in a store, but you can still be a part of these huge jackpot events by betting on the outcome online. The structure of the game stays the same, so when you’re selecting your numbers for the Mega Millions at Lottomart Games from Canada, you’ll notice very little difference at all. And if you manage to successfully predict the 5 main draw numbers and the Mega Ball and hit the main jackpot prize, then Lottomart Games will be paying you out the ming boggling sum of money! To find out more about betting on lotteries online with Lottomart games, visit out lotto page here.

How do I check my Mega Millions results?

If you have purchased a line bet on the Mega Millions, then we will make the results available as quickly as possible after the official draw has taken place. You can find out the draw results at any time by going to the My Buys section of the Lottomart site or app.

Most wins will be credited to your account automatically, very soon after the draw has been settled. This usually means that your win will be in your account within a few hours. For those customers who hit bigger prizes from the top prize tiers, these may be subject to some additional verification checks before being credited to your account and may take a little longer to be settled.

The Mega Millions draw history can be found here.

Can I improve my chances of winning the Mega Millions?

At Lottomart Games we offer Canadian customers the exclusive opportunity to use a feature we developed called boost! The reason this was designed was to give you a greater chance of scoring a major jackpot win on any of the great lotteries we offer from around the world. The way boost works is pretty simple:

The Mega Millions jackpot has hit $640m and you’re already dreaming about what even a fraction of that prize could be put towards, but you ask yourself this… do you want one shot at $640m, or would you prefer 32 shots at winning $20m? At Lottomart Games we offer you exactly that flexibility.

The boost feature works by giving you an increased number of line bets, for the same price, in exchange for a proportionate decrease in the value of the main jackpot prize. So you can have 32 lines for a $20m jackpot, or 1 line for a $640m - all for the same price.

Mega Millions Rules

Mega Millions lets you bet on the outcome of America's Mega Millions. You select numbers in the same way as Mega Millions lottery players and the result of your bet is decided by the official lottery draw held at the studios of WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Mega Millions draws Tuesday and Friday evenings at 23:00 Eastern Time (ET), including holidays. This is normally 04:00 UK time on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Summary

  • Draws Tuesday and Friday evenings at 23:00 Eastern Time (ET), which is approximately 04:00 UK time on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • 1 in 24.1 chance of winning a prize per line bet
  • No minimum jackpot
  • No minimum jackpot growth
  • 9 ways to win
  • 5/70 + 1/25 (Mega Ball) format
  • Advance purchase option normally available
  • Boost option normally available

How to play and win

To make a bet:

A line bet consists of 6 numbers from 2 separate pools:

  • 5 different numbers from 1 to 70
  • 1 number from 1 to 25, known as the Mega Ball

You can choose your own numbers or use quick pick to have numbers selected for you.

Bet options:

You can:

  • Add line bets to your bet slip.
  • Bet upcoming draws with the future draws option, subject to availability.
  • Boost your line bets up to 32 times, subject to availability.

To win:

The objective is to match the numbers for each individual line bet to the numbers drawn in the official lottery draw.

  • 5 main numbers are drawn and 1 separate Mega Ball is drawn.
  • Matching all 5 main numbers and the Mega Ball in one line bet wins the jackpot.
  • You can only win 1 prize (the highest matching prize tier) for each line bet.

See below for all matching combinations.

How to check your results

We will make results available as soon as possible after the official draw has taken place. You will find all draw details by going to My Buys.

Most prizes will be credited to your account immediately. Bigger wins in the top prize tiers may be subject to additional verification procedures and adjustments. If you haven't heard from us directly, please check your bet ticket for more information and wait a few hours for your account to be credited.

Combinations & odds of winning

For prize values, see the prizes tab. Prize types are defined as follows:

  • Type A is a jackpot and means that the prize pool in this category will be divided by the total of all winning combinations by Lottomart players, players in the EU Lotto network, and players of the official lottery draw.
  • Type B is the same as Type A but is not a jackpot.
  • Type C means the prize awarded is not further adjusted by winning combinations by Lottomart players or players in the EU Lotto network.

Tier 1 (Jackpot)

  • Match 5 + Mega Ball to win
  • Type A prize & subject to adjustments
  • 1 in 302,575,350 odds of winning
  • No minimum jackpot

Tier 2

  • Match 5 to win
  • Type B prize & subject to adjustments
  • 1 in 12,607,306 odds of winning

Tier 3

  • Match 4 + Mega Ball to win
  • Type C prize & subject to adjustments
  • Fixed prize
  • 1 in 931,001 odds of winning

Tier 4

  • Match 4 to win
  • Type C prize
  • Fixed prize
  • 1 in 38,792 odds of winning

Tier 5

  • Match 3 + Mega Ball to win
  • Type C prize
  • Fixed prize
  • 1 in 14,547 odds of winning

Tier 6

  • Match 3 to win
  • Type C prize
  • Fixed prize
  • 1 in 606 odds of winning

Tier 7

  • Match 2 + Mega Ball to win
  • Type C prize
  • Fixed prize
  • 1 in 693 odds of winning

Tier 8

  • Match 1 + Mega Ball to win
  • Type C prize
  • Fixed prize
  • 1 in 89 odds of winning

Tier 9

  • Match the Mega Ball to win
  • Type C prize
  • Fixed prize
  • 1 in 37 odds of winning

Adjustments

Prize tiers 1, 2, and 3 are subject to a 38% reduction; the equivalent deduction for state and federal tax that is paid by winners of the official lottery draw.

Prize tier 1 (the jackpot) may be subject to an additional adjustment if it is paid all at once (lump sum) rather than in yearly instalments (annuity); the player may request which option they prefer. Lump sum payouts are subject to a further 40% prize reduction to be the same as the net present value of the 30 year annuity package. Approval of an annuity payout is at the sole discretion of Lottomart.

Other options

We don't currently support Just the Jackpot or Megaplier options.

General

All bets are subject to Lottomart's general Terms and Conditions. Please refer them for complete details.

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